For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2021
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
New York – Following campaigning by PETA U.S. and other PETA entities, an appeal from PETA U.S. patron Gillian Anderson, and a stock purchase to persuade the company to ditch fur, Kering Group announced today that it is ending fur sales across all of its brands, meaning that Saint Laurent and Brioni are joining Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga in going fur-free. Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk:
“PETA supporters who sent tens of thousands of letters to Kering, protested outside a Saint Laurent store, or doused then–Gucci designer Tom Ford with tomato juice can celebrate today’s announcement that all Kering brands are going fur-free. Nobody with a heart will wear fur, no designer with any sense will touch it, and any fashion house still selling it in 2021 is an embarrassment.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.